Trustee Alexander Brown
Willowdale Schools - Ward 12
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! I hope the summer break provided some much needed down time with family and friends. I want to thank you for your understanding, patience and partnership as we work together to welcome students and staff back to school, and overcome any potential challenges to the on-going pandemic.
As the public school Trustee for Willowdale, I’m here to keep you informed, involved, and to ensure that all students get the most out of our education system. I’m pleased to share some important information and updates in this newsletter.
In preparing to return to a more normal school year, the TDSB is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all school community members, while also providing the best academic experience possible for students, supporting mental health and well-being, and considering the needs of families and staff. We continue to take our direction from Toronto Public Health and the Ministry of Education, and we will provide updates in a timely manner.
To learn more, check out the Back to School section in this newsletter or go to the TDSB website: www.tdsb.on.ca/school-year-2021-22 .
I also encourage you to visit the webpage for parents www.tdsb.on.ca/forparents where you can find many helpful resources for parents and students: homework tips, the school-year calendar, transportation information, supports for mental health, healthy living, bullying, special education, parent involvement and more.
Your involvement in your child’s education and school life plays a very important role in ensuring the success of our schools and students. There are a variety of ways that you can get involved and contribute to your school community. From volunteering in your local school to participating in school councils or advisory committees, you can make a difference and have your voice heard.
To explore these opportunities, and others visit www.tdsb.on.ca/getinvolved.
Finally, you can always get in touch with me directly by email or phone. I’m here to help. To stay informed, please sign up for my e-newsletter at alexander.brown@ tdsb.on.ca and visit my webpage at www.tdsb.on.ca/ ward12. For system-wide news about the Toronto District School Board, subscribe to TDSB Update at www.tdsb. on.ca/TDSBupdate and follow the TDSB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Throughout the year, you will also continue to receive important information and updates from your school and the system via email. I look forward to working with you to improve student achievement and create healthier learning environments for all.
Ward 12, Willowdale
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